The Citation VII is a mid-size business jet that signified a great leap forward for the commercially successful Cessna Citation product line. It was designed to be a greatly improved variant of the Citation III with regard to performance.
Prior to the introduction of the Citation VII, Citation jets were given the derogatory nickname “Slowtations” by both pilots and passengers of sleeker, faster business jets like the Learjets. Because of this, the engineers at Cessna designed the CVII in such a way that it could attain much higher speeds and cruising altitudes than its predecessors while still retaining the reasonable range, handling, and other traits that have become synonymous with the Citation family. The result is a mid-size business jet that could cruise effortlessly at 480 knots but was also easy to fly, even when in turbulence or when performing “steep approach” landings.
Fortunately for passengers, Cessna engineers still kept capacity and comfort in mind when they designed the Citation VII even though performance was their primary concern. The 438-cubic-foot main cabin can accommodate up to 13 passengers. The cabin benefits from reinforced soundproofing so that business travelers could work, dine, or relax without worrying about engine noise. A fully-enclosed aft lavatory may also be used as a dressing room. There is also a 51-cubic-foot compartment that can carry up to 415 pounds of baggages and other cargo.